“I consider the experience of grief and bereavement to be one such emotion, even if the ways in which this was processed and navigated varies between individuals and societies.”
We Return To the Orphir Hills!
“After the snow had finally cleared away, a string of beautiful days followed, one after the other. We decided to go on the second of the walks in the Orphir Hills which we’d earmarked after this one…..”
Holding Back The Waves At The Swandro Dig
” I’ve been thinking about the archaeological dig at Swandro, on the island of Rousay.”
‘The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes’ (H6003; Julius Caesar, Act II Scene 2)
Crewman from 1845 Franklin Expedition Positively Identified
DNA extracted from tooth and bone samples recovered in 2013 were confirmed to be the remains of Warrant Officer John Gregory, engineer aboard HMS Erebus.
‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ Norse Women Textile Producers
The viking grave at Gurness, Mainland, Orkney located where it is now perched perilously close to the edge of the coastline is, remarks Christina Lee, a special link between the old and the new – between the sea and the land.
Brochs and Beyond
“In the midst of great change they still need the security and comfort on calling on tradition.” Martin Carruthers Archaeology Institute Orkney College UHI
The Varied Beauty of Ancient Beads
“an exceptional glass bead was found when Mine Howe was excavated.”
Kairds By Card – et al…
“I was very pleased to see on the Ness of Brodgar Trust website, that two sets of greeting cards are now available”
A Personal Photo-Time-Line Of The Hall of Clestrain – Part One
” I thought I’d also go back to when Mike and I first visited the Hall of Clestrain, look through our photos, and put together a similar time-line of developments, there.”